Classic, handsome, and always silently in the background; no, it’s not another celebrity supporting character here to steal your hearts. The star in question? It’s the Eames lounge chair and its accompanying ottoman.
Often used to convey a character’s tasteful eye and luxurious lifestyle, the chair has undeniable major star power; its film credits consist of Korean drama and movie hits such as It's Okay to Not Be Okay and The Housemaid, blockbusters like Iron Man, as well as popular series shows such as Gossip Girl and Shark Tank. Admired by design aficionados and collectors worldwide, the Eames lounge chair and ottoman has become a status symbol.
Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, the influential American husband-and-wife design duo, the iconic mid-century modern chair and ottoman set was the couple’s first high-end furniture piece. Otherwise known as the 670 and 671, the chair was inspired by 19th-century traditional English club chairs. Charles famously envisioned the chair to have “the warm, receptive look of a well-used first baseman's mitt”.